Gazelle horn snuff container made by an old man craftsman and used by a warrior (Thaka). The gazelle is killed by hunters using spears and arrows and the cowhide lid fitted on when wet. Never sold in the market but made on request if material is provided.


  • Title: Snuff Container
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Snuff Container
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Horn
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Local Name: Mbaki
  • Community: Igembe
  • Collection Date: 1971-04-07
  • Collected By: Peter Nzuki

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